Category Archives: Christmas

Snowflakes, Big Flakes, we all scream for Snowflakes !!! * * *

Big Snowflake

In Vancouver, people either scream with delight or frustration over the first snowfall.
Thankfully, there wasn’t much trouble in our area.

Drawing with Icing + Candy

Gingerbread House

I think our family has a new Christmas tradition!

Jade and I hammered on the icing and candy. Yum!!!

Our drawings have never tasted sooooo good !!!

July Christmas Tree?

Setting Up The Tree

Okay, maybe not July — but my wife was adamant about an early tree.

Making Memories
Our daughter Jade is 3 and these might be her first Christmas memories. Needless to say, we’re super excited. But there was a little issue about the tree …

Traditions
When I was young, our family had a REAL tree and it had a lifespan of around 3 weeks. Because of this, our tree would be up 2 weeks before Christmas and we’d take it down after the new year. Ever since then, December 12th just FEELS right for setting up the family tree.

Maybe November?
In Canada, some stores set up Christmas trees the day after Halloween (November 1). For me, this is WAAAAAY too early. For my wife, this sounded like a GREAT idea.

Finding Peace
All November, we wrestled about Christmas tree dates. I was holding out for December 1st. Finally, we reached a compromise with November 25th — one month before Christmas. The convincing argument was United States didn’t have Thanksgiving until November 22nd. How can we celebrate Christmas before the USA celebrates Thanksgiving ???

I still feel “wrong” setting up a tree in November … but at least there’s peace in our home.

Now Santa, Let’s Get This Straight …

Minnie's Bowtique

Our family started a tradition last year of “drawing” our letter to Santa. This year, Jade asked for a “Minnie’s Bowtique” toy. Pictured is a warm winter sun, Minnie, Goofy and the brightly coloured bows. I added the text and snowflakes.

Dear Santa

Last year, we requested a toy kitchen set. Santa really enjoyed listening to Jade with her artwork. And most importantly, Jade had a lot of fun too.

Santa & Jade

Santa, Can We Have Snow For Christmas?

Chalk Art Winter Wonder Land

As a prairie boy growing up, it’s still strange not having snow in December.

Winter Chalk Art

It was a dry day and we decided to spread some Christmas cheer.